Monday, December 21, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

I feel like a kid again. I am SO excited about Christmas this week! The boys are just at the perfect age. I said, "Christmas is almost here." And Patrick replied with,"I know, I can't wait!" They wrapped their gifts for their brothers and Daddy and wrote the tags themselves this year - so cute! Despite sounding like a broken record, I truly can't believe how much they have changed since last year.

Anyway, we had a great time at a gingerbread party last Friday:

The big kids working hard on their masterpieces. Hannah and Jack wanted to make small houses; Calvin and Patrick wanted to make big houses!

Patrick kept coming back and adding things to his house.
And it turned out so cute!
Calvin was wearing about as much icing as was one the house. :)
He had very creative ideas and even made a pretzel house on the roof.
Titus & Sarah were the beneficiaries of all things dropped. :)
Special thanks to Catherine and her sweet kids for such a fun morning!


Jenny said...

I love your under-the-table helpers!!! That is about the funniest part of this cute post. :)

Gretchen said...

I agree with Jenny. That is too cute seeing the littlest ones under the table. What a wonderful idea. Is that graham crackers?

It is neat to see how fast the kids change. This year will be so much more fun than last and I imagine next will be even better. Have a great holiday!

Rona's Home Page said...

It's so fun to look at photos of our children and see how much they've grown.
That's the nice thing about blogging. I love reading the prior year and reflecting.
ps Please stop by my blog and leave a comment regarding "Do you still read the newspaper"?

Thad and Ann said...

very cute! Great idea to use graham crackers, never thought of that.

Merrilee said...

So cute!!!!!! And it looks like everyone had so much fun!!!!

Mama10EE said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! Morgan has been begging to make a gingerbread house...Mama unfortunately has been more reluctant to get it going. Maybe you have just convinced me to do one!!!